how do I find and delete website addresses

March 13, 2011 at 09:00:04
Specs: Windows Vista
I must have some immune malware. I delete browsing history, and also click the "X" on the http address in the down menu, but the HTTP address just keeps coming up each time I start internet explorer. How do I delete the address from my down menue?

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#1
March 14, 2011 at 05:58:03
Lets see what this finds.

Using ESET's Online Scanner
General clean up and Prep (Do prior to any AV scans)
http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showth...
http://www.eset.eu/online-scanner
How can I view the log file from ESET Online Scanner?
http://www.eset.eu/eset-online-scan...
The ESET Online Scanner saves a log file after running, which can be examined or sent in to ESET for further analysis. The path to the log file is "C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt". You can view this file by navigating to the directory and double-clicking on it in Windows Explorer, or by copying and pasting the path specification above (including the quotation marks) into the Start ? Run dialog box from the Start Menu on the desktop.


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#2
March 14, 2011 at 07:38:56
I ran the "C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt" and the search result said, "No items match your search." Any other suggestions? I heard from someone that a way to get this is to start the computer from an outside operating system (?) and then searching. Apparently some viruses or malware are programed to prevent these kinds of searches so they cannot be found and then deleted.

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#3
March 14, 2011 at 08:16:45
have you tried resetting IE? First delete all browsing history, then reset IE. You didn't say IE7 or IE8?

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#4
March 14, 2011 at 21:49:56
I have IE 8. Yes I have reset IE after deleting browsing history. the websites still appear on my down arrow from the address bar.

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#5
March 14, 2011 at 22:00:23
ok, open IE, click on the down arrow of the address bar.
Scroll down to what you want to delete (it will be highlighted) and click on the delete button. There, now it will be gone

EDIT: Hmmm, that still works on firefox, but not on IE, strange...it used to work

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#6
March 15, 2011 at 19:44:20
when I click on the down arrow and delete the address I don't want, it does disappear, but the unwanted address reappears as soon as I reopen IE.

This is puzzeling. Most all of the other addresses stay deleted after I delete the browsing history or delete the specific address. These three don't delete no matter what I do. There is obviously a highly sophisticated mal ware that is programed to defeat the typical ways to delete it.


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#7
March 15, 2011 at 19:50:51
Run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/ind...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/vir...
Forum
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/
Error codes
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...
Common Issues, Questions, and their Solutions, Frequently Asked Questions.
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...
http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/ind...
VIPRE Rescue Program
http://vipre.malwarebytes.org/
http://live.sunbeltsoftware.com/
Try it in Safe mode.
If it won't run, rename the downloaded mbam-setup.exe file to mb.exe to help work around certain malware that will block it from being run.
If it still will not run.
1: Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall Malwarebytes.
Next redownload Malwarebytes but rename it before you download it to your desktop. As you are in the process of downloading when you get to the point that the "enter name of file to save to" box appears, in the "filename" slot, rename mbam-setup.exe to something.exe, then click Save.
If it installed but will not run, navigate to this folder:
2: C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes' AntiMalware
At the top of the page, Tools > Folder Options > View, click > Show hidden files and folders and untick > Hide extensions for known file types.
How to see hidden files in Windows
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
Rename all the .exe files in the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder and try to run it again.
When it opens, update 1st.
If it won't update after installing, update manually.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/da...
Download & install.

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